Smarter tools, for smarter prospecting

Learning Objectives:
- To learn how to identify the best matched funders
- To learn how to approach best matched funders

Get the insights and knowledge on how you can reach your fundraising goals smarter and faster. Collectively, Foundation Center has over 60 years of Philanthropy sector knowledge and insights. We will be presenting our top insights on how you can find better matched funders more efficiently. Hint: It starts with knowing the power of Foundation Directory Online.

With interactive maps and charts, RFPs, and key funder and grants insights, Foundation Directory Online helps you:
-Quickly identify funding sources,
-Build your prospect network, and
-Win the funding to support your mission.

Join us to discover the power of FDO's ever-growing source of 140,000+ funders, 9.5 million+ grants, and 500,000+ recipients. Plus gain valuable knowledge on:
-How to dive deep into funder data and giving trends
-Learn strategies to find prospective funders through peer recipient profiles
-Find the right funders and be prepared to approach them
-How to reach out to potential funders, even those without open RFPs
-Best practices/hints and tips for proposal writing

GPC Competencies Addressed:
How to craft, construct, and submit an effective grant application
How to research, identify, and match funding resources to meet specific needs
Methods and strategies that cultivate and maintain relationships between fund-seeking and recipient organizations and funders
Practices and services that raise the level of professionalism of grant developers


As Cleveland Lead, Foundation Center. David has extensive expertise in the Social Sector due to his experience as Senior Consultant at Grants Plus, Program Officer at Stocker Foundation and Director of Grants & Prospect research at Notre Dame College. Former board member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Cleveland Chapter and Joyful Noise Music School. He holds a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, M.A. from Villanova University, and M.L.I.S. from Kent State University.

Dorothy leads Foundation Center’s marketing efforts for subscription products. Her role covers all acquisition and retention programs in the omni-channel marketing environment for Foundation Directory Online, Foundation Maps, GTIO and APIs. Primary focus is the ensure the social sector is armed with the tools, data and insights they need to service the community they serve.